According to the patent website that files Apple’s newest applications, Patently Apple, Apple is working on a highly sophisticated infrared system for, possibly, newer generations of iOS devices. The new addition not only shows promise, but could also get Apple on the good side of, including but not limited to,
You know that iTunes app on your home screen? Some people completely ignore it while others sometimes use it to download music and podcasts. What you might have forgotten though is that you can actually rent and download movies, TV shows, and music videos over the air, right from your iPhone.
Yes, this is definitely a "no duh" for some of you, but I'm betting that quite a few of you totally forgot about this feature. And while I tend to agree with David Lynch about watching movies on your iPhone, it'll certainly do in a pinch.
AppleInsider says "people familiar with Apple's training program" tell them that new self-guided training materials are being distributed to AppleCare agents teaching them about the features in iPhone OS 3.0, and they "definitely covered" the direct downloading of movies and TV shows to the device itself.
The team behind The Pirate Bay, the largest BitTorrent tracker on the web, just released ViO, a free video converter that claims to be able to reduce AVI, MPEG, MP4, WMV and other file types to 20% of it's original file size without reducing the image quality, faster than any other converter. It's intended for reformatting video files for mobile devices like the iPhone and iPod touch.